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Next PRCC Meeting:  Monday, February 24, 2020 @ 7 PM --> FMI: View Calendar

******* PRCC MEETING MONDAY 2/24 *******

The PRCC's January meeting will be at the Portland Club at 156 State St. on Monday 2/24 at 7 pm. Guest Speaker this month is Brendan McQuade Ph.D., assistant professor of criminology at USM.

Brendan McQuade earned his BA at Hampshire College and MA and PhD at Binghamton University (SUNY). He previously taught at DePaul University in the International Studies Department and at SUNY-Cortland in the Sociology/Anthropology Department. His areas of interest are historical sociology, state theory, the critique of security, and social movements.

Brendan was quoted in a recent Maine Sunday Telegram front page piece on the use of technology to counter terrorism and crime generally.  He is the author of Pacifying the Homeland, Intelligence Fusion and Mass Supervision (U.Cal. Press 2019). He will discuss facial recognition technology, "fusion centers" and other related topics. Below is a link to his book, which permits an except to be read.

Pacifying the Homeland: Intelligence Fusion and Mass Supervision




The Portland Republican City Committee is holding a joint happy hour event with the South Portland GOP on Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at  Willow's Restaurant in South Portland at 740 Broadway. Come enjoy the libation of your choice with current and prospective members of the PRCC and the South Portland GOP and learn about ways to get involved with your fellow Republicans in the city.



Portland Republicans caucused with South Portland Republicans in South Portland at the South Portland Community Center on Saturday, February 8 from 8 AM to 11 AM.  Among the orders of business was electing delegates and alternates to the State GOP Convention, set for May 1 and 2 in Augusta.  Besides electing delegates to the State Convention, we elected our requisite number of members to the Cumberland County Committee, re-ratified our by-laws, and re-constituted ourselves as a municipal committee.  We also had Jay Allen, GOP candidate for the 1st Congressional District address the room.  Besides that, our treasury got a little bump as we took in $30, our share of the 50-50 raffle.

If you are interested in attending the State GOP Convention, there are still slots available.  Please contact Steven Scharf, Portland Delegation Chair. 



Chairman:  Josh Kelton

Vice Chairman:  vacant

Secretary:  James Roberts

Treasurer:  Peter Doyle

Finance Chair:  vacant

Program Chair:  Stuart Tisdale

Appointed Members of Exec. Team

Liaison to State Committee:  Barbara Harvey

Technology Chair:  Sue Abercrombie

Voter Enrollment Chair:  vacant

Immediate Past Chair: Peter Doyle

Portland Members of the Cumberland County Republican Committee

Elected Members:

Sue Abercrombie

Peter Doyle

Tom Elliman

Mark Kilburn

Steven Scharf

Stuart Tisdale

vacancies (8)

Ex Officio Members: 

Josh Kelton (PRCC Chair)

Barbara Harvey (State Committee member from Cumberland County)




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